About this Research Topic
In this special issue, we would like to get different perspectives from diverse researchers with different scientific backgrounds in chemistry, physics, medicine, agriculture, engineering, and economics to obtain new, effective and economical concrete composites that meet sustainability.
Building materials throughout the ages have been and are still very important in building civilizations as stated above. Man has developed the mixtures used for this purpose according to the surrounding environment and the available materials. Recently, with the deterioration of environmental and economic conditions and the development of scientific research in all fields, it has become important to search for environmentally friendly, economical, and effective materials to be used in construction, whether as alternatives to cement or as mixtures with cement so that they are also effective and perform the same role at least. Cement additives and sustainable building materials are one of the broadest fields of research, the researcher must fully characterize the mixture, whether through chemical resistance tests, testing physical and thermal properties, or exposing it to conditions that simulate weather conditions or chemicals to which the product may be exposed to understand the reaction mechanism between various condition with mixture components. It is also allowed to research the role of sustainable building materials and cement mixtures in the process of stabilizing hazardous materials and radioactive wastes.
All backgrounds and references are welcome as long as they contribute to creating ways that can develop this sector. The topic is not limited to sustainable cement mixtures additives and concrete mixtures for the building industry and to stabilize harmful and radioactive wastes.
Keywords: green building materials, stabilization radioactive waste, cement mixtures, radioactive waste management, hazard materials waste management, sustainability, sustainable stabilization, building materials from agricultural waste
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